A few weeks back, at CES, Sony debuted a the P Series Lifestyle PC. At 1.4 pounds with an 8 inch LCD, the P Series is just a little smaller than your average netbook, however the company remains adamant that this is not a netbook and it has the price to back things up.
The P Series with a 60 GB HDD ships for $899.99 with Vista Home Basic (don’t forget it’s dual-boot to XMB). Models go up in price from there, with options for SSDs ranging from 64 GB to 128 GB and an upgrade to Vista Home Premium.
A lot of people balked at the near enough $900 price tag, especially when you consider the fact that it runs on Intel’s Atom processor, the same as you’d find in a regular, much cheaper netbook. Verizon is looking to make the netbook a little easier on your wallet by offering a $200 mail in rebate, according to Pocketables.
As is the case with most rebates, there are a couple of catches. For one, your only avail of the rebate when you activate or renew a two year wireless broadband plan with Verizon. While two hundred bucks is still two hundred bucks, we’re not really sure a $60 a month plan on a two year plan is worth it.
So what’s the verdict, is the Verizon deal enough to push you to get a Vaio P on contract?